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CAMPAIGNS

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

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    CEFLES2 2007

    Campaign

    CEFLES2

    The objective of the CEFLES2 campaigns was to provide key reference data and background knowledge for the preparatory phases of the Sentinel‐2 and FLEX missions.

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    CryoVEx 2003 2003

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    CryoVEx 2003

    The CryoVEx (CryoSat Validation EXperiment) 2003 campaign was a first comprehensive Arctic Ocean airborne and surface campaign, in support of the ESA satellite CryoSat, planned for launch late 2004.

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    CryoVEx AEM 2014

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    CryoVEx AEM

    CryoVEX 2014 performed measurements over the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean north of Canada (Ellesmere Island) and Greenland. Airborne surveys and ground‐based snow and ice measurements were performed.

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    LaRA 2002

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    LaRA

    To improve our knowledge of how best to measure ice thickness, the airborne Laser and Radar Altimeter campaign (LaRA) was carried out over the frozen expanses of northern Greenland.

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    PolarGap 2015 - 2016

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    PolarGap

    The primary objective of the PolarGap campaign was to carry out an airborne gravity survey covering the southern polar gap of the gravity field mission GOCE, beyond the coverage of the GOCE orbit.

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    POLARIS 2011

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    POLARIS

    In February 2011, ESA's POLarimetric Airborne Radar Ice Sounder (POLARIS) system was flown for the first time in the Antarctic, as part of the POLARIS IceGrav Antarctic Campaign 2011, ICEGRAV project.

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    POLARIS - Proof of Concept 2009 2009

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    POLARIS - Proof of Concept 2009

    POLARIS - Proof of Concept (PoC) 2009 is a follow on campaign from POLARIS - PoC 2008. It focused on an additional POLARIS test with the objective to system test after system upgrade and the acquisition of fully polarimetric data of glaciological interest.

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    SPARC 2003 - 2004

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    SPARC

    ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.